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BCA hits one million sales in a year

Date: 20 April 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

BCA is celebrating a new record after selling a million vehicles in the UK in one financial year for the first time. 

Of the vehicles sold by BCA during the year, more than 900,000 were cars, with the remainder made up of light commercial vehicles, motorcycles, caravans and motorhomes, taxis, minibuses, and small volumes of trucks, trailers, plant and agricultural equipment.

The majority of vehicles were purchased by buyers physically in the auction hall, but 28% were bought by professional online buyers, bidding remotely in real time from a computer or smart device.

BCA chief commercial officer Craig Purvey commented: "Not only have we delivered a record breaking volume performance over the past financial year, but we continue to make significant progress enhancing the customer experience at BCA. 

"We have put the customer at the heart of our business, continually improving customer services and bringing new solutions to the market.

"We have won or retained significant levels of business across the dealer, contract hire and leasing segments, and maintained our position as the most comprehensive source of used stock for professional buyers." 

The one millionth sale was a 16-plate Mini John Cooper Works 2.0 230 sold by BMW Group for £19,100 during a 1,028 vehicle BMW mega sale.